black and white photos of holocaust survivors on display for exhibit

The Oral/Visual History Project

The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center has undertaken the task of making sure the personal testimonies of all of our local Survivors, Liberators, Resistors and Witnesses are documented. It is essential that we document the history of these lives so that they are not forgotten. Through generous grants from the Community Foundation of Collier County, the Jewish Federation of Collier County and the State of Florida, the Museum has been able to locate and begin recording the stories of more than 90 people living in Southwest Florida who in some way experienced the Holocaust first-hand.

Personal connection is essential in making history real for young people.  Having the opportunity to meet a Survivor, Liberator, or child of a Survivor (Second Generation/2G) is sometimes a once-in-a-lifetime event.  The Oral/Visual History Project will allow these important personal stories to make difference in our lives for many years to come.

If you or anyone you know is a Survivor, Liberator, Resistor, Rescuer or Witness to the Holocaust and would like to participate in this project, please contact Hadassah Schulman for more information: (239) 498-5271 or

If you would like to host a Survivor, Liberator, or Second Generation Survivor at your school or other venue, please contact David Nelson: 239-263-9200, ext. 205 or

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